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To polish, or not to poish...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am considering polishing up my new-to-me Colt Anaconda to a high shine. It has the factory finish on it now and is in like-new condition What do you think? Polish or do not polish it?

    Anoconda4.jpg
     
  2. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    i would say no but if it's something you want to do that will make you happier with it then you should.
     
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    no polish.very nice as is
     
  4. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I wouldn't polish it , it looks sweet just the way it is. And those grips WOW !
    But it is all in what you think........
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree. That is beautiful as is, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
     
  6. toys

    toys PDX Member

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    Im not sure why you would ask ? its your gun isnt it? if you want a brite SS, then do it. If you dont want it brite, then dont.

    to me it makes no dif. "6 of one 1/2 dozen of another". ive seen Pythons in the brite SS and not.

    do whatever floats your boat.
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I also have an Anaconda, great guns. I'd keep it the way it is.
     
  8. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sometimes when one is on the fence it's useful to ask others for their opinions :thumbup:
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Yes to polish
     
  10. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Im still pouting.:( I wanted that gun. :( Please just spray paint it flat black to make me feel better. Nice dang gun. Dang it. Oh, if you want to re sell it, look me up. :)
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Would you feel better if I said it was an inaccurate piece of junk with timing worse than a $2 watch? :(

    That would be a total lie but I am willing to say it if it makes you feel better. ;)
     
  12. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Yes.:) Thank you. Still looks darn good to me.:):)
     
  13. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I haven't seen one of those probably since you could still buy one new. Being one that has messed up the (substantial) collector value of a gun or two, I would say don't polish it. It's a darn nice looking gun. I've seen pictures of your work and you do a fine job, so I know it would sparkle when you are done with it, but I wouldn't.
    How's that go? just my 2 cents worth. :D
     
  14. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    I wouldn't. The polished guns I've seen look a bit, I don't know how to articulate this - un-gunlike.

    Unless of course you're going to take this as a personal challenge, to create a gun-like polished gun.

    I suppose if you don't like it, you could always blast it and start over.